Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu says it all in this one piece of video.No the ultimate goal of the Obama administration is not to ease the burden of higher gas prices, it’s to get you in electric cars or … on trains … or buses to no where. Courage!
Here’s the video in context. Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) does a nice job of explaining the pain his constituents feel at the pump right now and asks what the administration is doing to ease that pain hitting the middle class particularly hard. Chu’s answer I think surprises even Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.).
But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives. …
Chu expressed sympathy but said his department is working to lower energy prices in the long term. …
“But is the overall goal to get our price” of gasoline down? asked Nunnelee.
“No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy,” Chu replied. “We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we’ll help the American economy and the American consumers.”